Sep 25, 2012 6:00am EDT
years, including funding from the federal government. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. the acting police commissioner is taking an indefinite medical leave of absence as the city council signs off on the new police commissioner. he will take over on thursday. he is expected to return to work. fred bealefeld retired. >> new details surrounding a police-involved shooting. police found the description of the suspected robber. officers tried to question the man and there was a struggle. >> they got into a physical confrontation. a backup officer saw the struggle and withdrew his service weapon and fired a shot. >> the suspect is in serious but stable condition with a gunshot wound to the stock. -- to the stomach. police say joshua lopez became combative and reach for an officer's gun on sunday morning. a backup officer used pepper spray to subdue lopez but was forced to shoot him. >> should you pay for service when you do not receive it? the commission will consider changing the policy which allows utilities to continue building customers for power during the first 24 hour
Sep 30, 2012 9:00am EDT
tomorrow? >> the main thing is just open, honest, transparent governing. unfortunately we're going in the opposite direction. this really needs to be fully vetted by the press and looked at closely. there's gambling expansion that we're voting on in november. that happened in a closed session. the public really wasn't allowed in. here's the thing, lisa. they gave the gambling companies huge tax reductions. wouldn't you or a small business in maryland like a tax reduction? >> you're not for gambling in america. are we seeing money come in as a result of it though? >> barely. we've spent $266 million to buy this slot machines with taxpayer money and we're just getting up to where we're finally breaking even as far as revenues. the key thing about gambling is, doesn't produce money for education. doesn't produce jobs. doesn't produce new revenue. you're seeing that reflected in the polls. but it's -- i say to people in baltimore, if you love gambling and think it's great, still vote against question seven. that special session was corrupt. i mean, there's no other way to describe it.
Sep 29, 2012 5:00am EDT
of government without having to impose tax. way of short circuiting the political system. that's probably why they are opposed to that. for african-americans, reasons may be a little more complex. first, many belong to religious denominations that take a dim view of gambling. second, the largest concentration of african-americans in the state is this country where the new casino would go. >> pollsteres all probed who feels more intense about the issue? 54% of those claiming that expanded gaming is most likely to get them out to the polls plan to vote against it. so the pro and con tv ads may not be helping either side's cause. >> i think if they succeeded in making people angry on both sides. >> that was david collins reporting. >>> imagine 80% voter turnout in the united states. believe it or not, that was the actual statistic voting in the 2008 presidential election in one segment of the population. adults from families earning at least $100,000 a year. on the flip side, the census bureau reports those earning $20,000 or less a year had a 52% turnout. the gap has to do with how much voters